Turkmen speaking countriesTurkmen is the official language in Turkmenistan and is spoken in 2 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Turkmen language (native name: Türkmen, Түркмен) has its roots in the Turkic language family.
With a share of around 72%, it is most widespread in Turkmenistan. A total of about 6.1 m people worldwide speak Turkmen as their mother tongue.
|Turkmenistan||Central Asia||yes||72.0 %||4,342,000|
|Iran||South Asia||no||1.2 %||1,008,000|
|Afghanistan||South Asia||no||1.9 %||740,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Turkmen as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1%, are maybe not listed here.